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Celebrating the Year of the Dragon at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University recently hosted a week-long celebration to mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar. Organized by the International Student Admission Program, the event aimed to bring students together and introduce them to Chinese culture.

“”The way they celebrate this holiday is to be around family and remember the ancestors while enjoying food,” explained Lescia González-Rivera, an international student services employee, pointing to tables adorned with symbolic gifts like gold coins.

Students enjoyed festivities including a festival with Chinese food like rice, egg rolls, and dumplings. There was even a calligrapher writing names in Chinese script for attendees. The celebration also featured traditions like spring cleaning, fireworks, and gift-giving.

Students had the chance to learn about Asian-inspired dishes and their meanings, like oranges symbolizing good fortune. They could also win prizes by participating in various activities throughout the week.

While the event highlighted Chinese culture, it was open to all students, offering an opportunity to learn and appreciate cultural diversity on campus.

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Nayia Worrell, Executive Producer, Your Newsroomm
Nayia Worrell is the Executive Producer at Your Newsroom. You can email her at nw07098@georgiasouthern.edu.

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